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Archive for February 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

If you are unfamiliar with guitar tablature (most of the time called "TAB"), let's set you straight before moving into the main discussion.TAB is a way to notate musical notes and chords that is specific to guitar.  (There have been tablature schemes invented for other fretted instruments too, but you'll have to find another article for lute TAB.)  Just know that [...]

Guitar Tab vs. Standard Notation

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Making great products and providing great service to musicians are the reasons Acoustic Guitar is in business.I'm blogging today to ask you to support us by voting in the 2011 Player's Choice Awards presented by Acoustic Guitar magazine and AcousticGuitar.com.The people at Acoustic Guitar have made it incredibly easy and simple for you to vote for your favorite [...]

Vote: Acoustic Guitar Player's Choice Awards 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

We're already onto our 4th session in the course walk through! After about 2-3 weeks in Session 3 (20-30 minutes of practice a day), you should be ready to advance to Session 4. This session will focus on the final two strings, as well as give a good overview of all strings. (est. time: 2 weeks)Notes on the 5th StringThe last two strings both have three notes per [...]

Course Walk-Through: Session 4 - Notes on the 5th & 6th Strings

Monday, February 14, 2011

Here at Learn & Master, we've dubbed February as "Love Your Guitar Month"! After all, it is the month of romance. We've traditionally directed all our romantic feelings toward that special guy or gal. However, there's another 'gal' in your life that needs love and attention too. That's right - your guitar! She is needy, particular and oh so rewarding...but on [...]

Love Your Guitar Month

Saturday, February 12, 2011

It's Love Your Guitar Month here at Learn & Master! In the spirit of Valentine's and love, this month is a great time to talk about caring for your guitar. I've asked friend and Master Luthier, Greg Voros, to join me and give you some great tips for caring for your guitar.Enjoy!Here is my regular, monthly tip. I show you how to rock out with your electric usi [...]

February Video Tip: Guitar Care

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sooner or later, every beginner guitar player hits a wall or two in their playing... a tough skill that won't be easily mastered.  One of the biggies is Barre Chords!If you're reading this, you probably know what a barre chord is, but just in case you don't:  a barre chord is a guitar chord that is played up the neck, using your index finger to "barre" across the [...]

A Little "Barre Chord Magic" for Guitar

Monday, February 7, 2011

Many of us get bitten by the musical bug at some point in our lives and we start to wonder which instrument is right for us. Some are attracted to the percussive power of the drum-set, others to the expressiveness of the cello, still others to an instrument like the piano with it’s broad melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic capabilities. While ultimately it boils down [...]

The Guitar: Its Own Musical Universe

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Well, it's been just over 2 weeks since we posted the Session 2 Walk-Through. That is about the length it should take you to get a good handle on the notes on the first two strings and become proficient on the exercises. If you feel like you're not ready to move on, that's OK. Many people take longer than 2 weeks. If you've spent regular practice time on Session [...]

Course Walk-Through: Session 3 - Notes on the 3rd & 4th Strings

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